Established in 1966, Faith Home (FH) is a Christian-based facility treating men and women struggling with addiction. The organization currently provides inpatient care in three gender-specific homes in Greenwood, Abbeville, and Spartanburg, South Carolina. All are fully funded by outside contributions and are led by a team of former graduates and community ministers. Faith Home is overseen by Executive Director Aline Barnes and her husband and co-founder Danny W. Barnes.
Accommodations and Food
Each FH location provides a comfortable living environment close to nature and away from the activity of city life. There are currently three homes, two of which are all male facilities. The Greenwood facility can house 66 men at a time while the Cowpens facility in Spartanburg can accommodate 26. The women’s home in Abbeville can host 23. All the above offer shared bedrooms with two to three residents in each room. Clients have access to on-site washers and dryers, chapels, a weight room, ping pong tables and foosball. The house is maintained by the residents themselves, who are assigned weekly chores. This is known as the “physical therapy” portion of treatment, which includes house cleaning, keeping bedrooms clean, kitchen work, yard work, gardening and warehouse work. The warehouse crew members are in charge of organizing FH’s thrift stores. There are a total of six thrift stores located in Greenwood and Spartanburg counties, and all revenue generated is used to fund the organization’s recovery programs.
Residents are provided three meals a day at each of the above locations. The kitchen crew for the week is in charge of preparing lunch and dinner, whereas breakfast is typically served cold and consists of cereal, toast, fruit and coffee.
Treatment and Staff
Treatment at FH is eight weeks long and is structured around daily participation in faith-based activities. During the day, clients attend Bible studies, chapel services, morning devotions as well as AA, NA and Alanon meetings held on-site. All residents are introduced to the 12 steps and are usually taken through the first five steps during the course of treatment. Family members are encouraged to schedule counseling sessions with their loved ones while they are in treatment. They can also participate by attending visitation hours on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays from 1 pm to 10 pm and Sundays from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. There’s also a CADC available who offers individual sessions on an as needed basis.
Staff members include alumni, community ministers and a CADC. Executive Director Aline Barnes also participates in the residents’ recovery by leading Bible studies throughout treatment.
Aside from the formal program above, clients can also engage in community service activities by volunteering at food banks, nursing homes and churches. FH also lets residents participate in a choir that sometimes sings at events and church services. The facility also hosts an annual barbecue on May 21st where all residents and their families are invited to come together and feast. Aside from the barbecue, there’s a Christmas Fundraiser, quarterly gospel singing and a 5k Race for Recovery.
As of print, FH is also adding a new residence in Greenwood, South Carolina which will be known as Noah’s Ark. This home will be a 32-bed men’s dormitory, funded with the assistance of numerous local businessmen who have made donations.
Faith Home is a non-profit offering free faith-based treatment to men and women struggling with substance abuse. It caters to voluntary clients looking to overcome addiction through religion and the 12 steps, though dual diagnosis support and detox services are not available. While those who are not religious are also welcome, Faith Home’s programs may be best suited for clients wanting rehabilitation in a Christian setting.
144 Faith Home Rd
Greenwood, SC 29649
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